Our body is a host to several bacteria, some of which cause an infection. Thrush can affect infants of all ages and may cause complications when left untreated. Here, MomJunction tells you about thrush in babies, what leads to it and how to deal with it. Thrush, also known as candidiasis, is a fungal infection caused by a type of yeast called candida 1.
Can the yeast I’m eating be passed through my breastmilk?
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Don't panic! Here's what to know about thrush and breastfeeding, and getting through this temporary rough patch. Thrush is a fungus that's present on just about everyone's body, but often flares up in babies under 6 months old, because their developing immune systems aren't yet able to fight off many infections. Thrush is common and easy to treat, but may make breastfeeding difficult for you and your baby. It thrives in warm, damp conditions, which is why it sometimes also appears as diaper rash. The main symptom of oral thrush is the presence of white spots on your baby's mouth, tongue and sometimes the corners of the mouth.
Candida or thrush of the nipple and breast
Candida albicans is a single-celled fungal organism that is widespread in our environment and normally lives harmlessly in the mouth, GI tract, skin and vagina. Under certain conditions immature or weakened immune system, broken skin, hormonal changes, antibiotic or corticosteroid use, etc. While you and baby are being treated for yeast, your refrigerated and fresh milk may be given to baby without a problem. Milk frozen during thrush treatment can be given to baby without a problem while you are still being treating for thrush.
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